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10-28-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 632,555
Posted By k_randomfactor

If you want a great riding bike, then yeah,...

If you want a great riding bike, then yeah, get'er back on the road.:) I picked one up a year or so ago on a hunch (couldn't find anything on it before I picked it up) since the price was right. Not...
Forum: Touring
10-21-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,798
Posted By k_randomfactor

Good grief. Am I the only person to ever flat a...

Good grief. Am I the only person to ever flat a Marathon Plus? I must have the worlds worst luck when it comes to tires.

I like'em, and would probably buy them again, but "flat proof" they ain't.
07-15-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,903
Posted By k_randomfactor

Something with a wide cushy seat... Needs to...

Something with a wide cushy seat...

Needs to be comfortable with a$$less chaps and football pads.
07-08-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,307
Posted By k_randomfactor

Occasionally, along with turkey, 'coons, deer,...

Occasionally, along with turkey, 'coons, deer, woodchucks, 'possums (if I'm out late), snakes (of several flavors), squirrels, turtles, and rabbits. Tho' I do usually see more bears when I'm out...
06-30-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,605
Posted By k_randomfactor

That's turning into a pretty righteous build. The...

That's turning into a pretty righteous build. The paint looks great, and goes really well with the elevated stays. Bet it'll ride like a house afire.
06-24-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,617
Posted By k_randomfactor

Get an old MTB, remove the wheels, strap it down...

Get an old MTB, remove the wheels, strap it down amidships.

Sounds like a killer weekend camping trip.
06-18-13, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6,460
Views: 1,867,585
Posted By k_randomfactor

Thanks friend. If I'm gonna drop the cheddar on a...

Thanks friend. If I'm gonna drop the cheddar on a new fork for the MB-3, may as well go whole hog and do a threadless conversion while I'm at it. Now to find a fork with the proper crown height.

I...
06-14-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By k_randomfactor

FWIW, W still rides. Does a ride every year in...

FWIW, W still rides. Does a ride every year in conjunction with the WWP... on his own MTB.
Forum: Touring
06-13-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,453
Posted By k_randomfactor

Much appreciated. That's what I figured your...

Much appreciated. That's what I figured your points were, but wanted to see if they jived with what popped in my head when I read your post.:thumb: Many folks forget just how bloody big the US is,...
06-12-13, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6,460
Views: 1,867,585
Posted By k_randomfactor

This thread is dangerous to my bank account....

This thread is dangerous to my bank account. Needs to have a warning label or sumptin'. :D

I have parts inbound for my premier drop bar conversion (DBC). Sticking a Gary II on my 95 Trek 830 with...
Forum: Touring
06-12-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,453
Posted By k_randomfactor

Don't disagree, nor trying to be argumentative,...

Don't disagree, nor trying to be argumentative, but would be interested in an expansion. Just curious. :) By PM would work if you don't want to derail this sterling example of thread-dom.
06-09-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,916
Posted By k_randomfactor

I was on my way to Nashville yesterday to see...

I was on my way to Nashville yesterday to see some family, oh, and pick up the 84 High Sierra that's on CL there.:D Kinda a twofer trip.

Unfortunately, one of my front tires decided to explode...
06-09-13, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By k_randomfactor

I have balance/equilibrium problems. I fall over...

I have balance/equilibrium problems. I fall over standing still occasionally:D, and even though I gave DT shifters the old college try, I swapped my tourer over to barcons. Much more betterer and...
06-03-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By k_randomfactor

Sorry, spindle code is "3U" (124.5mm). Symmetric...

Sorry, spindle code is "3U" (124.5mm). Symmetric conversion chart at the top of that page says use a 133 (forgot the last 3, sorry). That's where I got that number.

I was under the impression...
06-03-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By k_randomfactor

BB Replacement: Is My Head in the Right Place?

Greetings folks.

I'm cleaning/rebuilding a Trek 728. It came with a Sugino AT half-step+granny crankset and an asymetric 124mm loose bearing Sugino BB. I'd like to swap it out for a cartridge BB...
06-02-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,128
Posted By k_randomfactor

Paramount1973, what stem converter is that, and...

Paramount1973, what stem converter is that, and how do you like it? Thinking about going that route with a couple of bikes, but am still kinda on the fence.

Thanks.
06-02-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By k_randomfactor

Looks like "I know I shouldn'ta done it, but...

Looks like "I know I shouldn'ta done it, but ain't it cooool!" :D
06-02-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By k_randomfactor

Usually find poison ivy and ticks;), but I've...

Usually find poison ivy and ticks;), but I've seen, fairly close, two red foxes, a bunch of wild turkeys, woodchucks aplenty, a black bear, and once found a painted box turtle that had a shell...
05-27-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By k_randomfactor

I'm jealous of you folks that have nice/cool bike...

I'm jealous of you folks that have nice/cool bike trails like that. Much nicer than the MUPs and two-lane Appalachian twistys I get to deal with.

Looks like an awesome time!
05-25-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By k_randomfactor

Yeah it does, and with that plate between the...

Yeah it does, and with that plate between the T-Ts probably handles like a sail boat in any type of cross wind...

But it's just cool.;)
05-24-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,769
Posted By k_randomfactor

What size? I'm (moderately) nearby, and am always...

What size? I'm (moderately) nearby, and am always on the lookout for old MTBs in my size (big).;)
05-24-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By k_randomfactor

38 ;) But as someone once said, "it ain't...

38 ;)

But as someone once said, "it ain't the age, it's the mileage."
05-24-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By k_randomfactor

That's pretty darn nifty. I'd ride it.

That's pretty darn nifty. I'd ride it.
05-24-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By k_randomfactor

Actually... At the moment, I'm a pretty...

Actually...

At the moment, I'm a pretty weaksauce rider with iffy knees, a lifelong smoker, just got out of Clyde territory, and we have plenty of hills 'round here that kick my butt. I tend to...
05-24-13, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By k_randomfactor

Many thanks. That's about what I figured. ...

Many thanks. That's about what I figured.

I'll try the longer axle/spacer for the nonce, and plan on a new wheelset a little sooner than I expected. I'm gonna do a 700c conversion at the same...
05-23-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By k_randomfactor

Assistance request re:chainline

Greetings all.

I apologize for another chainline question, but my search turned up bupkis.

I just swapped the crankset on my 89 Fuji Saratoga (rebranded for the Backroads Co.) from the stock...
05-14-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By k_randomfactor

Very nice! And it gives me some ideas... I...

Very nice! And it gives me some ideas...

I have a Trek 728 that I'm converting to a more upright, 'round town/greenway bike, and was debating bars. I was planning on a flat bar, but I like the...
05-12-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By k_randomfactor

I'd buy one in a heartbeat if one showed up...

I'd buy one in a heartbeat if one showed up locally in my size.
04-21-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By k_randomfactor

And I think we have a winner. I took the der...

And I think we have a winner.

I took the der off and started from scratch, making sure of the position. I think it was a little to high on the ST and the yaw was off somewhat, but I remounted it,...
04-21-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By k_randomfactor

That was the issue.;) Yes, I swapped out the old...

That was the issue.;) Yes, I swapped out the old 122ish mm BB for a new 113mm one. My LBS has a 107mm in stock, but the chainline is straight with the 113.



Yes and yes. The cable isn't banjo...
04-21-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By k_randomfactor

FD help... What am I doing wrong?

Greetings.

I'm in the process of "upgrading" my touring bike. 89 Fuji Saratoga. Got the issues with the BB and new Alivio 22-32-42 crankset taken care of, and have a new Deore LX FD. Suntour...
04-17-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By k_randomfactor

89 Fuji Saratoga BB size question

Greetings,

I (obviously) have a 89 Fuji Saratoga. I'm attempting to replace the crankset on it (28-38-48 to 22-32-42) to get some lower gearing to help my knees with the hills in Appalachia. New...
03-14-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,868
Posted By k_randomfactor

When you said 'health issues' the other day, you...

When you said 'health issues' the other day, you weren't kidding bud. Continued well wishes for a speedy recovery.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,662
Posted By k_randomfactor

My ADHD dog (75lb husky mix) hit the back tire...

My ADHD dog (75lb husky mix) hit the back tire while doing his Tasmanian Devil impersonation when I let him out of his cage after a ride. Bike rolled forward about 9in or so. The front tire hit the...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,662
Posted By k_randomfactor

On a related note, after an underwhelming...

On a related note, after an underwhelming experience witb the Pasela TGs, I'm looking at either the standard 27" Marathons (32mm) or the Greenguards (30mm).

I'm leaning towards the non-Greenguard...
02-26-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,857
Posted By k_randomfactor

Recently bought a '95 830 Ice Blue/Violet fade....

Recently bought a '95 830 Ice Blue/Violet fade. Almost identical but with straight wall tubing. It's so fun and versatile, I ride it more than anything else. Building it up as a...
02-25-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,365
Posted By k_randomfactor

The Trader, and The State, list garage sales, as...

The Trader, and The State, list garage sales, as does CL. Look for ones in Lexington, Forest Acres, Shandon, etc. if you can get there. Cayce/WesCo, depending on the neighborhood, may be worthwhile...
Forum: Touring
02-24-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By k_randomfactor

13 year old necro-post. Is that a record or...

13 year old necro-post.

Is that a record or something?
02-22-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,751
Posted By k_randomfactor

Truer words have ne'er been spoken.

Truer words have ne'er been spoken.
02-20-13, 07:41 AM
Forum: Touring
02-17-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,391
Posted By k_randomfactor

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
02-15-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By k_randomfactor

I see what you did there.:lol: I...

I see what you did there.:lol:



I didn't even notice they were "saddlebag" style, but I think you're right. Meh. Other than that, I was curious if anybody had experience with them. Think I'll...
Forum: Touring
02-15-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By k_randomfactor

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bik/3618464793.htm...

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/bik/3618464793.html

CL ad w/ pretty crappy pics.
Forum: Touring
02-15-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By k_randomfactor

"On the Road" Brand Panniers?

Howdy,

Anyone have any experience with the On the Road brand panniers? Local seller has a pair pretty cheap, but a quick Google search came up with minimal info. Did a Google search of BF as well...
02-15-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By k_randomfactor

That bike has been listed for a couple of weeks....

That bike has been listed for a couple of weeks. If it's still available, can probably get the price down some.

I saw that and was considering it for a minute, but a mixte just doesn't put a tilt...
02-12-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,461
Posted By k_randomfactor

There was one up on CL here last week for a bill....

There was one up on CL here last week for a bill. If it wasn't sized for an elf (17"), I probably would have picked it up just cuz.:D
02-11-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By k_randomfactor

Ding Ding Ding! BG is the winner!:D Since...

Ding Ding Ding! BG is the winner!:D

Since this was a fleet bike, some of the specs are different, but I think you're right that it's a Saratoga. Si35 CrMo, spoke holder on the DS CS, 3 water...
02-11-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By k_randomfactor

BG, my rear doesn't look like that atall. No...

BG, my rear doesn't look like that atall. No notches, no spanner holes. There is a locknut that holds on a bearing cup/race, and another larger cup that the cup/race fits into, with the threaded axle...
02-10-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By k_randomfactor

Just full of good news, aren't you bud?:D I guess...

Just full of good news, aren't you bud?:D I guess that I'll swap out for a 24t small ring, and just ride more and get stronger. ;) A 24/38/48 will give 23.1-108GI. Not a huge difference, but at this...
02-10-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By k_randomfactor

Jeff, one of the "easy-to-tell" clues from...

Jeff, one of the "easy-to-tell" clues from Sheldon Brown is that the extractor splines don't turn in reverse on a freewheel, but this wheel doesn't have any visible exterior splines. I just pulled...
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